The US has been getting lots of snow. Those burgundy dots are 40 to 45 inches of snow - 120cm odd - in 24 hours!
According to this AFP story carried in the Canberra Times,
"Weather service meteorologist Dana Felton said from Seattle, 'This is probably one of the worst storms since 1990. This is definitely a once-in-a-decade type of storm.'
He said the last big storm of this scale was on Christmas Day, 1996."
And getting to work has been difficult in some areas. This chap has worked out his transport very sensibly.